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What you need to know about video mapping shows at Chichén...

There is no question that Yucatán's video mapping shows are cool, but are they worth the steep cost?

New drone photos of Xiol strike quite the contrast

Vegetation and wildlife have made their way back to Xiol after a couple of years

The obscure caves of Aktún Usil dare adventurous souls

The cave system and archaeological site Aktún Usil are seldom explored by all but the most adventurous visitors to the Yucatán. 

From pre-history to the modern day, the ‘Aztec shield’ never ceases...

The name of this Chilmahuacán translates as the place of the shields, a fact which is reflected by the many stone-carved shields found at the site and its surroundings. 

At Kaax, wonders await, just off the free road to Cancún

The remains of grand Maya temples and cities can be found all over Yucatán, even inconspicuously “just sitting there” on the side of highways.

Archaeology in the Riviera Maya and beyond

Today we continue making our way down the Riviera Maya to discover archaeological gems along this dazzling coast.

The Dresden Codex, the great Maya book of the stars

The Dresden Codex is a Mayan book believed to be the oldest surviving book written in the Americas, dating to the 11th or 12th century.

Despite its grandeur, the ancient city of Acozac eludes travelers

Acozac was first investigated by the INAH in the 1970s during an urban expansion project and the construction of a golf club.

Let’s talk about that ‘Mayan scoreboard’ found at Chichén Itzá

Much of what you've read is wrong. Here is what you should know about this amazing find.

Archaeology in Cancún and the Mayan Riviera

For travelers, the Yucatán Peninsula is synonymous with pristine beaches and a vibrant culture that traces its roots back thousands of years.  Every year millions...

Archaeological site ‘for sale’ goes viral in Yucatán

The property (including the ruins) is listed for 18 million pesos or roughly one million USD.

Video: Exploring the Maya world in Teobert Maler’s footsteps

A new book wraps up photographer William Frej's 45-year-long project.

Video: ‘Uncovered’ Episode 5, A conversation with Pete of Ancient Americas

On Episode 5 of “Uncovered,” we dive in to the history and archaeology of Mesoamerica and beyond with Pete of the Ancient Americas YouTube channel.

Exploring the ‘hidden’ Maya archaeology of eastern Mérida

Few cities in Mexico can compete with Mérida for the sheer amount of archaeological remains.  Many of the grand pyramids and temples that once stood...

Tohcok, ‘the place of the precious flint knife’

There are literally thousands of archaeological sites of varying sizes dotting the Yucatán Peninsula, several being very hard to get to, but as it happens Tohcok lay right on the side of the highway.

Even after 3,500 years, San José del Mogote never ceases to...

A contemporary of several of the Olmecs’ most ancient settlements is the Zapotec ceremonial center of San José del Mogote. Founded around 1500 BCE,...

Video: ‘Uncovered’ Episode 4, Discovering Mérida’s hidden urban archaeology

Carlos Rosado van der Gracht guides us on a tour of several of Mérida's prehispanic archaeological sites, most of which are virtually unknown to locals and visitors alike.

Video: ‘Uncovered’ Episode 3, with ‘Mayavision’ illustrator Steve Radzi

This week on episode 3 of “Uncovered,” we speak with Steve Radzi about the role of art in heritage and preservation of ancient sites,...

“Uncovered” Episode 2, with José Gómez Rogríguez and the story of...

This week on episode 2 of “Uncovered,” we speak with the pioneering tour guide José Gómez Rodríguez and the discovery that made him a sensation in the world of archaeology. 

Mitla, the ‘new’ ancient capital of the Zapotec

Sometime after abandoning Monte Alban, the Zapotec began construction of a new settlement we today call by its Nahuatl name, Mitla.

Episode 1 of Yucatán Magazine’s new original series “Uncovered” is here

Episode 1: The struggles of being a female archaeologist in the 70's

Getting to Belize’s ‘El Caracol’ is not easy or cheap, but...

Caracol is a large ancient Mayan city located in Belize's Cayo District and just a few kilometers from the Guatemalan border.

Zaachila: The final resting place for kings of old and the...

If you arrive at Zaachila knowing nothing about the site and take a quick look around, you may ask what exactly is so special...

Mayan ruins among the stunning renaissance architecture of Hacienda Yaxcopoil

The history of Hacienda Yaxcopoil stretches back to the 17th century. but Yaxcopoil’s history stretches much farther back than that ⁠— to the time of the ancient Maya.